Sunday, 5 April 2015

Rain. Big shoes. Umbrella. Blur.

Day 1, above: Light rain. Big wind. Coffee. Hot cross bun. Umbrella. And shoes high enough to keep my feet out of the water - although there were no puddles yet. This is exactly how I looked when I got home, complete with the dregs of real coffee in my cup, satisfyingly non-fruity. 
Except for the flash-frozen shot, these are stills from a video clip. Wind is motion, clothing in chaos. With rain it brings on a Mr. Bean jig with juggling and swearing. There was no way I could hold still for a self-timer beep beep beep and static snap after that slapstick trip home. The robe is reversible and flaps brilliantly, which is a treat when it's sunny and breezy. In rain and high wind? Not so much. Still, it was worth the wear.
Day 2, above: More video stills. The blur of the mood I'm in spits on photo quality. 
This is me on the runway. I suppose it's called a runway because if anyone gets in the way they get run over. Mine is in the garbage room atelier, and with no traffic I won't be making sudden stops, although my brake pads are in top shape; my hydraulics, on the other hand, could use a top-up, and minor body work wouldn't hurt either.
A while ago I took in the waist of these palazzo pants about three sizes for a smart fit, then this morning I ripped the new seam out. Feck smart; hip-slung style gives me 'tude. That black and white photo is looking slightly Nosferatu-ish. Good thing I had my hot cross bun on Friday. 

I heading over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Visible Monday. I'll probably see you there.

PS I have the Freakish Yellow Skirt. I've had her for a while now and have been wondering what's next other than an Official Update post. Any ideas? I think I'll probably send her out again. She is magnificent!!


37 comments:

  1. It's all a magnificent blur, Melanie. I like to wear my trousers slouched down too, and it allows me to eat more HC Buns that way. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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  2. All kinds of weather...all kinds of Melanie! I love the kimono...want! We went to Nat Bailey Farmers Market and a lovely young lady was playing the cello beautifully. She was also wearing a gorgeous kimono that I coveted. How do the platforms feel after frolicking in your kicks the last few days?

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  3. Just lovely layers, Melanie! And somehow it's very cool that the photos are blurry, very appropriate.

    If you ever send the skirt again, I'd be delighted to be a part of her journey. xxx

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  4. Yes, the TYSFS should be resurrected! I had such a fun time with that post and I have loved seeing what other fashionistas have done with it.

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  5. I love your drawings/self-portraits too.

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  6. Love the cool palazzo's with the coat.

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  7. That kimono is awesome. Your video clips/stop-motion shots bring that fashiony sense of urgency that the editors love. "Quick...must buy something before she gets away...arrrgh!" I hate the wind too.

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  8. yes, yes, and more yes. Kimono kooool

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  9. that COAT. I am having palpitations for it. LOVE this look, the kimono, the shoes...your hair is fabulous. I am overcome.

    www.highlandfashionista.com

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  10. I'd love to know what your kimono says. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say I'd love to know what your kimono reads. No, that's still ambiguous. I'd like to know what secret messages are emblazoned on your kimono. Probably "Do not wear in wet weather." But it looks so gorgeous and you wear it with such panache, feck the instructions!

    We had hail, thunder and lightning here today - just a typical Easter.

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  11. I love the blur stills (good oxymoron!). Screw this rainy weather!

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  12. Love that kimono and the great palazzo pants and the amazing shoes, in fact everything.

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  13. One should look like you for being cool in a kimono. Gah! If the yellow skirt want to go to Sweden and not go beyond mid-calf, it is welcome. Noting the fact that many want to mix their DNA with previous bloggers. But maybe during a Winter ...

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  14. All these photos/video stills are awesome but that fourth one is totally friggin amazing!

    'tude is gude!

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  15. You are so fun and fabulous! I would love spotting you walking down the street.

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  16. I *think* I remember seeing you strutting your stuff looking like Big Bird riding a rainbow with a cup-o-joe in one hand and a hot cross bun in the other...but it was just a blur of colour and fluff. Much like every day for me.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  17. Love the kimono and super-high shoes! Your pictures always exude energy.

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  18. You find the most beautiful fabrics when you shop. How do you do it? I think you shop on another planet or something...that's got to be it.

    You know what would be amazing? Find an art gallery up there in your area that would show photos of every Yellow Skirt photo shared around the globe with small descriptions next to them. It would be fascinating. I'd drive up to see it! Include the actual skirt too of course.

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  19. Is there any way of looking good in the wind and rain? You manage it, brilliant girl. I just carry a repair kit with me.

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  20. Balancing coffee and an umbrella and a coat flapping open... not an easy job. I can totally understand the swearing. That would be me too.
    Your shoes may be high enough to withstand the water but with an open toe.... doesn't seem logical.
    Hope the weather will improve.
    Greetje

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  21. ooo, ooo, it looks like your sketch is getting ready to jump onto your head in the next frame. Watch out!
    Coats just go with the flow, don't you think? Ain't nothing wrong with a little blur action, especially in photos. ooo, ooo, the Yellow Travelling Skirt. I was just thinking about it the other day. Do give us a show and tell. We need a graphic novel, a sketchbook, a special showing during our Vancouver visit...Shall we all wear a yellow ribbon?

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  22. Oooh, I love the robe - so much billowing and swooshing! The first photo of you in the second outfit is my fave; you have an other-worldly aura as well as a stellar outfit.

    I like the idea of using stills from a video for blog photos, but I find I look better as a still life than in motion :)

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  23. awesome photos!!!!!
    you, the clothes - beautiful.
    xxxxx

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  24. Avid Kimono addict here - but not quite warm enough for me yet - also my wafty layers often get caught on door handles - bringing to a halt my Lady-Bracknell-In-Full-Sail-mode. Ah well, back to Finishing School ... you make it look so easy :)

    Also, the riot of trousers - they are THE BEST - is that a gold lamé scarf? I hope so ...

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  25. Pleh on photo "quality," you are Art embodied in a sopping kimono and Nosferatu's fur. In motion, on big-big shoes with hip-slung 'tude, clippy-clop to the coffee shop for unfruited caffeination yet. Gosh, I just loves ya, Mel!

    How dear to have Yellow Skirt home! She's probably giving off radioactive love debris infused from millions of worldwide sources and glowing in the dark more than ever. I look forward to what's nest.

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  26. Love your outfits, dear Melanie. Although the kimono is my favorite in this post, so colorful .. certainly you are the queen of color, love it !!

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  27. Both the kimono and the fur coat are fantastic on you! But typically spring weather, wearing a kimono one day and a fur the next. Please let us have hot summer now!

    I think the blurry pictures could be a mega fashion trend very soon. Sad about all the Photoshop wizards that'll be out of a job then...

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  28. Colors and prints galore! Radness <3

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  29. Being as I'm suffering from jet lag at the moment, I thank you for your blurry pics. Those awesome outfits with those bright razzle dazzle colors and prints would have been too much right now!! But so so beautiful!!!

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  30. Blurry you may be, even a little windswept and sodden, but stylish and colourful always! Those palazzo pants are giving me The Envy...
    Ooh, what to do with the Yellow Skirt? Could you make something else out of her, using all the additions from her travels? xxxx

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  31. Feck smart, indeed! If I read another blog post extolling the virtues of elegant, French style dressing I swear I'll punch the PC screen! Good on yer for seam ripping and knicker flashing. xxx

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  32. OOOh, is that the famous yellow travelling skirt!?!?!? I didn't know she was originally yours! I'd love to meet her if she decided to do the rounds!
    I love the verve and vigour in your shots. I'd never know you felt a twit in outfit shots, you look super!
    x

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  33. I love your style, you own it because it is yours, blur or not the photos are grand. The Yellow skirt needs to do another tour, so much fun was had by having been a part of the first tour!!

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  34. Would love to be another notch on the travelling yellow skirt, and I agree with Pao, she should be displayed at the Vancouver blogger meet up. What a treat!
    Very inspired by your fuzzy blurry colourful energetic action shots. Xo Jazzy Jack

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  35. As you can tell, I running behind, but just had to comment on how absolutely fabulous you look in these photos!

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